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FactSet Reports Strong Revenue and EPS Growth in First Quarter 2019

December 18, 2018

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FactSet (the “Company”) (NYSE:FDS) (NASDAQ:FDS), a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading service, today announced its results for the first quarter ended November 30, 2018.

First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Highlights

  • Revenues increased 6.8% or $22.5 million to $351.6 million compared with $329.1 million for the same period in fiscal 2018. Organic revenues grew 6.4% to $353.1 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2019 from the prior year period. The increase is primarily due to higher sales of wealth management solutions and content and technology solutions (CTS).

  • Annual Subscription Value (ASV) plus professional services increased to $1.42 billion at November 30, 2018 compared with prior year of $1.34 billion. First quarter organic ASV plus professional services grew $11.0 million. The organic growth rate, which excludes the effects of acquisitions, dispositions, and foreign currency, was 6.6%.

  • Operating margin increased to 28.6% compared with 27.1% for the same period last year. Adjusted operating margin was 31.5% compared with 31.7% in the prior year period.

  • Diluted earnings per share (EPS) advanced to $2.17 compared with $1.77 for the same period in fiscal 2018. Adjusted diluted EPS rose 15.2% to $2.35 compared with $2.04 in the prior period driven primarily by higher revenues and a lower effective tax rate due to the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

  • The Company’s effective tax rate for the first quarter was 12.1% compared with 18.3% a year ago, primarily due to the TCJA.

“We are pleased with our first quarter results and are encouraged by continued demand for our data and technology offerings. Our strategy to provide open and flexible solutions positions us well for another successful year of growth,” said Phil Snow, FactSet CEO.

Key Financial Measures*

(Condensed and Unaudited)     Three Months Ended

  November 30,
 
(In thousands, except per share data)   2018     2017   Change
GAAP revenues $ 351,640   $ 329,141   6.8 %
Organic revenues $ 353,130   $ 331,860   6.4 %
Operating income $ 100,539   $ 89,098   12.8 %
Adjusted operating income $ 111,266   $ 105,121   5.8 %
Operating margin   28.6 %   27.1 %  
Adjusted operating margin   31.5 %   31.7 %  
Net income $ 84,296   $ 70,379   19.8 %
Adjusted net income $ 91,309   $ 80,866   12.9 %
Diluted EPS $ 2.17   $ 1.77   22.6 %
Adjusted diluted EPS $ 2.35   $ 2.04   15.2 %
           

 * See reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to adjusted key financial measures in the back of this press release

“We believe our expanding suite of solutions allows us to further penetrate the market and take market share. With a solid start to our fiscal 2019, we expect to deliver results within our guidance range,” said Helen Shan, FactSet CFO.

Annual Subscription Value (ASV) + Professional Services and Segment Revenue

ASV at any given point in time represents the forward-looking revenues for the next twelve months from all subscription services currently supplied to clients and excludes professional services fees billed in the last 12 months, which are not subscription-based. Professional services are revenues derived from project-based consulting and implementation.

ASV plus professional services was $1.42 billion at November 30, 2018, up $88.3 million organically from the prior year. The organic growth rate was 6.6%. Organic ASV, which excludes the effects of acquisitions, dispositions and foreign currency, plus professional services, increased $11.0 million over the last three months.

Buy-side and sell-side ASV growth rates for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 were 5.9% and 8.6%, respectively. Buy-side clients accounted for 83.9% of organic ASV while the remainder is derived from sell-side firms that perform mergers and acquisitions advisory work, capital markets services and equity research. Supplementary tables covering organic buy-side and sell-side ASV growth rates may be found on the last page of this earnings release.

ASV from U.S. operations was $876.9 million, increasing 6.3% over prior year of $824.9 million, and 6.3% organically. U.S. revenues for the quarter were $222.2 million compared with $208.8 million in the first quarter last year. Excluding the effects of acquisitions and dispositions completed in the last 12 months, the U.S. revenue growth rate was 6.3%. ASV from international operations was $521.3 million, increasing 5.3% over prior year of $495.0 million and 6.4% organically. International ASV now represents 37.3% of total ASV, down from 37.5% a year ago. International revenues were $129.4 million compared with $120.4 million from the first quarter of fiscal 2018. Excluding the effects of acquisitions and dispositions completed in the last 12 months and foreign currency, the international revenue growth rate was 6.6%. Segment ASV does not include professional services which totaled $22.2 million at November 30, 2018.

Operational Highlights – First Quarter Fiscal 2019

  • Client count as of November 30, 2018 was 5,297, a net increase of 155 clients in the past three months, primarily driven by a change in the Company’s methodology whereby the count now includes clients from the April 2017 acquisition of Interactive Data Management Solutions. FactSet also added new sell-side and corporate clients this quarter. The count includes clients with ASV of $10,000 and above.

  • User count increased by 23,312 to 115,209 in the past three months primarily driven by an increase in wealth management users. FactSet defines users as workstation and StreetAccount users.

  • Annual client retention was greater than 95% of ASV. When expressed as a percentage of clients, annual retention was 91%.

  • Employee count was 9,600 as of November 30, 2018, up 1.9% in the past 12 months.

  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $46.3 million compared with $61.1 million for the first quarter of 2018. Quarterly free cash flow was $36.8 million compared with $55.2 million a year ago, a decrease of 33.4% primarily due to timing of client receivable collections, higher vendor and employee bonus payments, payments for legal and human resources related matters and higher capital expenditures.

  • Capital expenditures increased to $9.5 million, compared with $5.9 million a year ago primarily due to new office space build out and technology upgrades.

  • A regular quarterly dividend of $24.4 million, or $0.64 per share, is to be paid on December 18, 2018, to common stockholders of record as of November 30, 2018.

Share Repurchase Program

FactSet repurchased 275,000 shares for $60.4 million during the first quarter under the Company’s existing share repurchase program. Over the last 12 months, FactSet has returned $429.0 million to stockholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends, funded by cash generated from operations and repatriation of foreign earnings. Under the Company’s existing share repurchase program, $181.3 million is currently available for share repurchases.

Annual Business Outlook

There is no change to FactSet’s annual outlook provided on September 25, 2018. The following forward-looking statements reflect FactSet’s expectations as of today’s date. Given the risk factors, uncertainties and assumptions discussed below, actual results may differ materially. FactSet does not intend to update its forward-looking statements until its next quarterly results announcement, other than in publicly available statements.

Fiscal 2019 Expectations

· Organic ASV plus professional services is expected to increase in the range of $75 million and $90 million over fiscal 2018.

· GAAP revenues are expected to be in the range of $1.41 billion and $1.45 billion. 

· GAAP operating margin is expected to be in the range of 29% and 30%.

· Adjusted operating margin is expected to be in the range of 31.5% and 32.5%.

· FactSet’s annual effective tax rate is expected to be in the range of 17.5% and 18.5%, primarily as a result of the TCJA.   

· GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $8.70 and $8.90. Adjusted diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $9.45 and $9.65. The mid-point of      this guidance represents a 12% growth over the prior year.

Both GAAP operating margin and GAAP diluted EPS guidance do not include certain effects of any non-recurring benefits or charges that may arise in fiscal 2019. Please see the back of this press release for a reconciliation of GAAP to adjusted metrics.                                                                                                                                                                                       
Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call today, December 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the first quarter results. The call will be webcast live at FactSet Investor Relations. The following information is provided for those who would like to participate:

U.S. Participants: 833.231.8259 
International Participants:  647.689.4104 
Passcode: 6267367

An archived webcast with the accompanying slides will be available at investor.factset.com for one year after the conclusion of the live event. The earnings call transcript will also be available via FactSet CallStreet. An audio replay of this conference will also be available until December 25, 2018 via the following telephone numbers: 800.585.8367 in the U.S. and 416.621.4642 internationally using passcode 6267367.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements based on management's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about industries in which FactSet operates and the beliefs and assumptions of management. All statements that address expectations, guidance, outlook or projections about the future, including statements about the Company's strategy for growth, product development, revenues, future financial results, anticipated growth, market position, subscriptions, expected expenditures, trends in FactSet’s business and financial results, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words like "expects," “believes,” "anticipates," "plans," "intends, "estimates, "projects," "should," "indicates," "continues," “may” and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors, including those discussed more fully elsewhere in this release and in FactSet's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly its latest annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, as well as others, could cause results to differ materially from those stated. These factors include, but are not limited to:  the ability to integrate newly acquired companies, clients and businesses; strains on resources as a result of growth, the volatility and stability of global securities markets, including declines in equity or fixed income returns impacting the buying power of investment management clients; the ability to hire and retain qualified personnel; the maintenance of the Company's leading technological position and reputation; failure to maintain or improve FactSet’s competitive position in the marketplace; fraudulent, misappropriation or unauthorized data access, including cyber-security and privacy breaches; failures or disruptions of telecommunications, data centers, network systems, facilities, or the Internet; uncertainty, consolidation and business failures in the global investment banking industry; the continued shift from active to passive investing, the negotiation of contract terms with vendors, data suppliers and landlords; the retention of clients and the attraction of new ones; the absence of U.S. or foreign governmental regulation restricting international business; the unfavorable resolution of tax assessments and legal proceedings; and legislative and regulatory changes in the environments in which FactSet and its clients operate.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and FactSet assumes no duty to and does not undertake to update forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements and future results could differ materially from historical performance.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Financial measures in accordance with U.S. GAAP including revenue, operating income and margin, net income, diluted earnings per share and cash provided by operating activities have been adjusted.

FactSet uses these adjusted financial measures, both in presenting its results to stockholders and the investment community, and in its internal evaluation and management of the business. The Company believes that these adjusted financial measures and the information they provide are useful to investors because they permit investors to view the Company’s performance using the same tools that management uses to gauge progress in achieving its goals. Investors may benefit from referring to these adjusted financial measures in assessing the Company’s performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods and may also facilitate comparisons to its historical performance. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

Organic revenues exclude the effects of acquisitions and dispositions completed in the last 12 months and foreign currency in all periods presented. Adjusted operating income and margin, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share exclude both intangible asset amortization and non-recurring items. The Company believes that these adjusted financial measures better reflect the underlying economic performance of FactSet. 

The GAAP financial measure, cash flows provided by operating activities, has been adjusted to report non-GAAP free cash flow that includes the cash cost for taxes and changes in working capital, less capital expenditures. FactSet uses this financial measure, both in presenting its results to stockholders and the investment community, and in the Company’s internal evaluation and management of the business. Management believes that this financial measure is useful to investors because it permits investors to view the Company’s performance using the same metric that management uses to gauge progress in achieving its goals and is an indication of cash flow that may be available to fund further investments in future growth initiatives.

About FactSet

FactSet (NYSE:FDS | NASDAQ:FDS) delivers superior analytics, service, content, and technology to help more than 115,000 users see and seize opportunity sooner. We are committed to giving investment professionals the edge to outperform, with fresh perspectives, informed insights, and the industry-leading support of our dedicated specialists. We're proud to have been recognized with multiple awards for our analytical and data-driven solutions and repeatedly ranked as one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For® and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom and France.  Subscribe to our thought leadership blog to get fresh insight delivered daily at insight.factset.com. Learn more at www.factset.com and follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/factset.

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Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
 
 
 
 Three Months Ended
November 30,
(In thousands, except per share data)    2018      2017  
     
Revenues $ 351,640   $ 329,141  
     
Operating expenses    
Cost of services   166,776     161,524  
Selling, general and administrative   84,325     78,519  
Total operating expenses   251,101     240,043  
     
Operating income   100,539     89,098  
     
Other expense    
Interest expense, net of interest income   (4,596 )   (2,919 )
  Total other expense   (4,596 )   (2,919 )
     
Income before income taxes   95,943     86,179  
     
Provision for income taxes   11,647     15,800  
Net income $ 84,296   $ 70,379  
     
Diluted earnings per common share $ 2.17   $ 1.77  
     
Diluted weighted average common shares   38,809     39,680  


Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited) 
 
 Three Months Ended
November 30,
(In thousands)    2018      2017  
     
Net income $ 84,296   $ 70,379  
     
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax    
Net unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedges*   1,456     (476 )
Foreign currency translation adjustments   (9,504 )   8,466  
Other comprehensive (loss) income   (8,048 )   7,990  
Comprehensive income $ 76,248   $ 78,369  
     

*For the three months ended November 30, 2018, the unrealized gain on cash flow hedges was net of tax expense of $486. For the three months ended November 30, 2017, the unrealized loss on cash flow hedges was net of tax benefits of $288.

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)      
     
    November 30, August 31,
(In thousands)       2018   2018
           
ASSETS          
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 170,378  $ 208,623
Investments   27,470   29,259
Accounts receivable, net of reserves   159,890   156,639
Prepaid taxes     6,274
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     33,445   30,121
  Total current assets

 
    391,183   430,916
Property, equipment, and leasehold improvements, net   101,566   100,545
Goodwill       694,897   701,833
Intangible assets, net       141,037   148,935
Deferred taxes       9,443   9,716
Other assets       27,801   27,502
  Total Assets     $ 1,365,927 $ 1,419,447
           
LIABILITIES    
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 61,271 $ 72,059
Accrued compensation     22,268   66,479
Deferred fees     40,808   49,700
Taxes payable     8,403   8,453
Dividends payable     24,372   24,443
  Total current liabilities     157,122   221,134
Deferred taxes       20,709   21,190
Deferred fees       9,480   7,833
Taxes payable       26,525   29,626
Long-term debt   574,812   574,775
Deferred rent and other non-current liabilities   36,070   38,989
  Total Liabilities   $ 824,718 $ 893,547
           
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
  Total Stockholders’ Equity   $ 541,209 $ 525,900
  Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 1,365,927 $ 1,419,447


Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
 
(In thousands) Three Months Ended
November 30,
         2018        2017  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES            
Net income   $ 84,296     $ 70,379  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities      
  Depreciation and amortization   14,241       14,286  
  Stock-based compensation expense   8,435       7,481  
  Deferred income taxes   (689 )     875  
  Loss on sale of assets   181       17  
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions      
  Accounts receivable, net of reserves       (3,583 )     3,511  
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses       (10,522 )     8,604  
  Accrued compensation   (44,051 )     (40,384 )
  Deferred fees   (7,250 )     (3,531 )
  Taxes payable, net of prepaid taxes   7,489       7,401  
  Prepaid expenses and other assets   (957 )     (6,716 )
  Deferred rent and other non-current liabilities   (1,126 )     (845 )
  Other working capital accounts, net   (144 )     65  
Net cash provided by operating activities     46,320       61,143  
         
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES        
Purchases of investments   (4,356   (6,942 )
Proceeds from sales of investments    6,573      7,409  
Purchases of property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net of
proceeds from dispositions
            (9,526                 (5,912 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (7,309 )     (5,445 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES        
Dividend payments     (24,252 )     (21,682 )
Repurchase of common stock     (64,718 )     (31,706 )
Proceeds from employee stock plans         13,965       22,132  
Other financing activities         442  
Net cash used in financing activities       (75,005 )     (30,814 )
           
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (2,251 )     2,318  
                 
                   
                 
                     
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents       (38,245 )       27,202  
           
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period       208,623       194,731  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period     $ 170,378     $ 221,933  

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Results to Adjusted Financial Measures

Financial measures in accordance with U.S. GAAP including revenues, operating income and margin, net income, diluted EPS and cash provided by operating activities have been adjusted below. FactSet uses these adjusted financial measures, both in presenting its results to stockholders and the investment community, and in its internal evaluation and management of the business. The Company believes that these adjusted financial measures and the information they provide are useful to investors because they permit investors to view the Company’s performance using the same tools that management uses to gauge progress in achieving its goals. Adjusted measures may also facilitate comparisons to FactSet’s historical performance.

Revenues (Details may not sum to total due to rounding)

(Unaudited)   Three Months Ended
November 30,
 
(In thousands)     2018   2017   Change  
GAAP revenues   $   351,640 $ 329,141 6.8
Deferred revenue fair value adjustment (a)     1,350   2,719    
Currency impact (b)     140                  ―    
Organic revenues   $ 353,130 $ 331,860 6.4
  1. The adjustment relates to deferred revenue fair value adjustments from purchase accounting.
  2. The impact from foreign currency movements over the past 12 months.

Operating Income, Margin, Net Income and Diluted EPS (Details may not sum to total due to rounding)

(Unaudited)     Three Months Ended
  November 30,
(In thousands, except per share data)     2018     2017     Change
GAAP Operating income   $ 100,539   $ 89,098   12.8 %
Intangible asset amortization (a)     5,893     6,158    
Deferred revenue fair value adjustment (b)     1,350     2,719    
Other non-recurring items (c)     3,484     7,146    
Adjusted operating income   $ 111,266   $ 105,121   5.8 %
Adjusted operating margin (d)     31.5 %   31.7 %  
         
GAAP Net income   $ 84,296   $ 70,379   19.8 %
Intangible asset amortization (a)(e)     4,792     4,625    
Deferred revenue fair value adjustment (b)(e)     1,098     2,042    
Other non-recurring items (c)(e)     2,832     5,367    
Income tax benefits (f)     (1,709 )   (1,547 )  
Adjusted net income   $ 91,309   $ 80,866   12.9 %
         
GAAP Diluted earnings per common share   $   2.17   $   1.77   22.6 %
Intangible asset amortization (a)(e)     0.12     0.12    
Deferred revenue fair value adjustment (b)(e)     0.03     0.05    
Other non-recurring items (c)(e)     0.07     0.14    
Income tax benefits (f)     (0.04 )   (0.04 )  
Adjusted diluted earnings per common share   $ 2.35   $ 2.04   15.2 %
Weighted average common shares (Diluted)     38,809     39,680    


(a) GAAP operating income in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was adjusted to exclude $5.9 million of pre-tax intangible asset amortization, which reduced net income by $4.8 million and diluted earnings per share by $0.12. GAAP operating income in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was adjusted to exclude $6.2 million of pre-tax intangible asset amortization, which reduced net income by $4.6 million and diluted earnings per share by $0.12. The income tax effect related to intangible asset amortization was $1.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 compared with $1.6 million for the same period in fiscal 2018.
   
(b) The adjustment relates to deferred revenue fair value adjustments from purchase accounting. The income tax effect related to deferred revenue fair value adjustments was $0.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 compared with $0.7 million from the prior year period.
   
(c) GAAP operating income in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was adjusted to exclude $3.5 million of pre-tax expenses primarily related to severance, stock-based compensation expense acceleration and professional fees, which reduced net income by $2.8 million and diluted earnings per share by $0.07. GAAP operating income in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was adjusted to exclude $7.1 million of pre-tax expenses primarily related to restructuring actions initiated by the Company, which reduced net income by $5.4 million and diluted earnings per share by $0.14. The income tax effect related to the other non-recurring items was $0.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 compared with $1.8 million for the same period in fiscal 2018.
   
(d) Adjusted operating margin is calculated as adjusted operating income divided by GAAP revenues plus the deferred revenue fair value adjustment.
   
(e) For purposes of calculating adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share, intangible asset amortization, deferred revenue fair value adjustments and other non-recurring items were taxed at the annual effective tax rates of 18.7% for fiscal 2019 and 24.9% for fiscal 2018.
   
(f) GAAP net income in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was adjusted to exclude $1.7 million or $0.04 per share of income tax benefits primarily related to the TCJA. Prior year GAAP net income was adjusted to exclude $1.5 million or $0.04 per share of income tax benefits primarily from settlements with taxing authorities.

Business Outlook Operating Margin, Net Income and Diluted EPS

(Unaudited)  
    Annual Fiscal 2019 Guidance
(In thousands, except per share data) Low end of range High end of range
GAAP Operating margin   29.0 %   30.0 %
Intangible asset amortization (a)   1.7 %   1.7 %
Deferred revenue fair value adjustment (b)   0.4 %   0.4 %
Other non-recurring items (c)   0.4 %   0.4 %
Adjusted operating margin   31.5 %   32.5 %
     
     
GAAP Net income $ 333,506   $ 341,406  
Intangible asset amortization (a)   19,746     19,746  
Deferred revenue fair value adjustment (b)   4,378     4,378  
Other non-recurring items (c)   4,970     4,970  
Adjusted net income $ 362,600   $ 370,500  
     
GAAP Diluted earnings per common share $ 8.70   $ 8.90  
Intangible asset amortization (a)   0.51     0.51  
Deferred revenue fair value adjustment (b)   0.11     0.11  
Other non-recurring items (c)   0.13     0.13  
Adjusted diluted earnings per common share $ 9.45   $ 9.65  
             


(a) GAAP operating income for the full fiscal 2019 year was adjusted to exclude $23.9 million of pre-tax intangible asset amortization, which reduced the GAAP operating margin by 1.7%, GAAP net income by $19.7 million and GAAP diluted earnings per share by $0.51. The income tax effect related to intangible asset amortization was $4.2 million for the period presented above.
   
(b) The adjustment relates to deferred revenue fair value adjustments from purchase accounting. The income tax effect related to deferred revenue fair value adjustments was $0.9 million for the period presented above.
   
(c) GAAP operating income for the full fiscal 2019 year was adjusted to exclude $6.0 million of pre-tax expenses primarily related to restructuring actions, which reduced net income by $5.0 million and diluted earnings per share by $0.13. The income tax effect related to other non-recurring items was $1.0 million for the period presented above.
   

Free Cash Flow

(Unaudited)   Three Months Ended
  November 30,
 
(In thousands)   2018     2017     Change
Net cash provided by operating activities $   46,320   $ 61,143    
Capital expenditures   (9,526 )     (5,912 )  
Free cash flow $ 36,794   $ 55,231   (33.4 )%

Supplementary Schedules of Historical ASV by Client Type

The following table presents the percentages and growth rates of organic ASV by client type, excluding currency, and may be useful to facilitate historical comparisons. Organic ASV excludes acquisitions and dispositions completed within the last 12 months and the effects of foreign currency. The numbers below do not include professional services.

  Q1’19 Q4’18 Q3’18 Q2’18 Q1’18 Q4’17 Q3’17 Q2’17
% of ASV from buy-side clients 83.9 % 83.9 % 84.4 % 84.4 % 84.2 % 84.1 % 84.4 % 83.2 %
% of ASV from sell-side clients 16.1 % 16.1 % 15.6 % 15.6 % 15.8 % 15.9 % 15.6 % 16.8 %
                 
ASV Growth rate from buy-side clients 5.9 % 5.4 % 5.3 % 6.0 % 5.3 % 5.9 % 5.7 % 6.8 %
ASV Growth rate from sell-side clients 8.6 % 7.3 % 5.0 % 4.6 % 3.9 % 4.6 % 5.8 % 4.9 %
Total Organic ASV Growth Rate 6.3 % 5.7 % 5.3 % 5.8 % 5.1 % 5.7 % 5.7 % 6.5 %

The following table presents the calculation of the above-mentioned ASV growth rates from all clients.
(Details may not sum to total due to rounding)

(In millions) Q1’19 Q1’18
As reported ASV (a) $ 1,398.2   $ 1,319.9  
Currency impact (b)   2.2     (3.1 )
Organic ASV total $ 1,400.4   $  1,316.8  
Total Organic ASV Growth Rate   6.3 %  
  1. ASV excludes $22.2 million and $17.4 million, respectively, in professional services fees as of November 30, 2018 and 2017.
     
  2. The impact from foreign currency movements was excluded above to calculate total organic ASV.

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